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rachelhawks | Posted: 9 Apr 2011 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Women's Tennis Upsets No. 72 Wyoming


PROVO, Utah -- Finishing off a successful weekend of conference play, the BYU women’s tennis team recorded its fourth-straight win with a 5-2 victory against No. 72 Wyoming Saturday at the BYU Indoor Tennis Courts.

“I’m very proud of the girls,” BYU head coach Lauren Jones Spencer said. “They improved a little bit every match this weekend and did a great job at playing their tennis.”

BYU (9-8, 4-1) took the doubles point with two matches. Callie Craig, a native of Orem, Utah, and Megan Price took down Simona Synkova and Kim van Ginkel 8-3 at the No. 1 position. Soon after, Elle Carney and Aubrey Paul, a Sandy, Utah native, defeated Veronica Popovici and Carly Van Hollen 8-1. Wyoming (10-6, 0-3) took the last match, an 8-4 win on Court 2.

Despite two rapid wins for Wyoming in singles, the Cougars rallied with four consecutive wins to take the match. Craig clinched the win with a singles match that stretched to three sets, finally overtaking Alexandra Kovacs 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 on Court 2. Carney tied the match with a 5-7, 6-3, 6-3 win against Synkova and Elizaveta Ezhova pushed the Cougars ahead in preparation for victory with a 6-1, 6-4 win against Rebecca Berger.

Wyoming’s two points came from Popovici’s 6-3, 6-4 win against Price on Court 1 and van Ginkel’s 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 win against Desiree Tran.

The Cougars face San Diego State Friday at 2 p.m. and UNLV Saturday at noon both in San Diego.

BYU vs. No. 72 Wyoming

BYU-5 UW-2


1. Price/Craig (BYU) def. Synkova/van Ginkel (UW) 8-3

2. Berger/Kovacs (UW) def. Ezhova/Tran (BYU) 8-4

3. Carney/Paul (BYU) def. Popovici/Van Hollen (UW) 8-1

Order of finish: 1, 3, 2


1. Veronica Popovici (UW) def. Megan Price (BYU) 6-3, 6-4

2. Callie Craig (BYU) def. Alexandra Kovacs (UW) 6-4, 4-6, 6-2

3. Elle Carney (BYU) def. Simona Synkova (UW) 5-7, 6-3, 6-3

4. Kim van Ginkel (UW) def. Desiree Tran (BYU) 3-6, 6-2, 6-2

5. Elizaveta Ezhova (BYU) def. Rebecca Berger (UW) 6-1, 6-4

6. Aubrey Paul (BYU) def. Sasa Nemcova (UW) 6-3, 1-6, (10-3)

Order of finish: 1, 4, 3, 5, 2, 6


rachelhawks | Posted: 6 Apr 2011 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Netters Gear Up for Home Tripleheader


PROVO, Utah -- The BYU women’s tennis team welcomes Air Force, Colorado State and No. 72 Wyoming to the BYU tennis courts for a weekend tripleheader as conference play continues.

The team will play Air Force Thursday at noon, Colorado State Friday at noon and Wyoming Saturday at noon.

The Cougars (6-8, 1-1) went 1-1 last weekend, falling to No. 65 TCU but defeating New Mexico. Elizaveta Ezhova defeated both her singles opponents and one of her doubles opponents, leading the Cougars for weekend play.

Freshman Callie Craig, a native of Orem, Utah, leads the Cougars with an 18-11 singles record and a 17-9 doubles record with partner Megan Price. Craig went 3-0 against Wyoming opponents during fall play.

After two straight losses, Air Force comes to BYU with a 14-6, 0-2 record. Tahlia Smoke and Sarah Cassman lead the team with 18-13 and 19-15 singles records, respectively. Smoke teams up with Melissa Cecil for a 22-11 doubles record.

For CSU (7-7, 0-2) Veronika Wojakowska leads in singles with a 15-12 record. The Rams lost their first two conference matches to No. 45 San Diego State and No. 48 UNLV.

Wyoming (10-5, 0-2) also lost to SDSU and UNLV last weekend, but maintained its national ranking. Kim van Ginkel and Simona Synkova hold a 16-7 doubles record and Ginkel has earned a 19-7 singles record.

Admission is free. Spectators may park in “Y Lot” parking lots to the west of the tennis courts for Saturday’s match.